Former President Donald Trump recently stated during an interview that the “Justice for J6” event that is scheduled for this weekend in Washington, D.C., will end up being a no-win situation for the GOP.
“That’s a setup,” the former president said of the event, which is supposedly intended to show support for those who were arrested after the Jan. 6 attack, during an interview with The Federalist. “If people don’t show up they’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s a lack of spirit.’ And if people do show up, they’ll be harassed.”
Trump said the treatment of people involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol violence has reinforced that a double standard exists in the country.
“There’s a discontent with everything having to do with politics,” Trump went on to tell the folks over at The Federalist. “People are so disgusted with the way people are being treated from the Jan. 6 situation. It’s a combination of that compared to how antifa and [Black Lives Matter] were treated. When you compare the treatment, it is so unjust, it is so unfair. It’s disgraceful.”
Trump slammed former President George Bush, who during remarks on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks indirectly criticized the former president and Trump supporters by claiming they were “children of the same foul spirit” that inspired the 9/11 hijackers.
“Bush now goes around lecturing everybody about all sorts of things, and he shouldn’t be lecturing anybody, because he’s the one who got us into the mess of the Middle East,” Trump went on to say. “In the 20 years since, it’s been obliterated, and it’s probably in worse shape now than it’s ever been because of him.”
“When Bush left the presidency, his approval rating was in the low-20s. I don’t know how he was that high. There must’ve been something wrong with the poll,” he continued.
The former president did go on to deliver a compliment to the Democrats for being able to stay unified in order to meet their goals.
“The Democrats have become radicalized, and the Republicans don’t have good leadership, because they don’t fight as hard,” he stated. “The Republicans, the leadership, should have fought harder for the presidential election.”
“Democrats have horrible policy; they’re vicious, but they stay together,” the former president said.